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The 2015 PDK/Gallup survey finds that the public has become more disillusioned with testing but is split on parents opting out. Read more »
Educators’ unprecedented level of advocacy on behalf of their students pays off with a bill that commits the nation to the success of every student. Read more »
Focusing on recruitment over retention, says one expert, is like "pouring water in a bucket that has holes at the bottom."
In Colorado, districts want to get rid of ‘D’s’ in their grading systems. In Virginia, there are efforts to standardize what an ‘F’ signifies. In an Iowa district, letter grades on report cards are supplemented by frequent teacher feedback focused on priorities. It seems that letter grades are no longer making the grade when it comes to measuring student progress. In fact, they’re “relics from a less enlightened age,” says education expert Alfie Kohn.
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